Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO) versus BIOLASE (BIOL) Head-To-Head Comparison

Sirona Dental Systems (NASDAQ: SIRO) and BIOLASE (NASDAQ:BIOL) are both healthcare companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Sirona Dental Systems and BIOLASE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sirona Dental Systems 17.03% 15.23% 11.01%
BIOLASE -36.28% -74.51% -40.81%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Sirona Dental Systems and BIOLASE, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sirona Dental Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
BIOLASE 0 0 1 0 3.00

BIOLASE has a consensus target price of $2.50, suggesting a potential upside of 525.00%. Given BIOLASE’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BIOLASE is more favorable than Sirona Dental Systems.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

38.8% of BIOLASE shares are held by institutional investors. 7.1% of BIOLASE shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Sirona Dental Systems has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, BIOLASE has a beta of 2.32, meaning that its stock price is 132% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sirona Dental Systems and BIOLASE’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sirona Dental Systems N/A N/A N/A $3.39 32.44
BIOLASE $51.81 million 0.59 -$15.37 million ($0.31) -1.29

Sirona Dental Systems has higher earnings, but lower revenue than BIOLASE. BIOLASE is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Sirona Dental Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

BIOLASE beats Sirona Dental Systems on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sirona Dental Systems

Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer of dental equipment. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing solutions for dentists around the world. It operates through four segments: Dental CAD/CAM Systems, Imaging Systems, Treatment Centers and Instruments. Its Dental CAD/CAM Systems includes several types of restorations, such as inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, bridges, copings and bridge frameworks made from ceramic metal or composite blocks. Its Imaging Systems segment consists of a range of systems for diagnostic imaging in the dental practice. Its Treatment Centers consist of a range of products from basic dentist chairs to chair-based units with integrated diagnostic hygiene and ergonomic functionalities, as well as specialist centers used in preventative treatment and for training purposes. It offers a range of instruments, including handheld and power-operated handpieces for cavity preparation, endodontics, periodontology and prophylaxis.

About BIOLASE

BIOLASE, Inc. (BIOLASE) is a medical device company that develops, manufactures, markets and sells laser systems in dentistry and medicine. The Company markets, sells, and distributes dental imaging equipment, including cone beam digital x-rays and computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) intra-oral scanners, in-office, chair-side milling machines and three-dimensional (3-D) printers. It offers two categories of laser system products: WaterLase (all-tissue) systems and Diode (soft tissue) systems. Its brand, WaterLase, uses a combination of water and laser energy to perform procedures performed using drills, scalpels, and other traditional dental instruments for cutting soft and hard tissue. It also offers its Diode laser systems to perform soft tissue, pain therapy, and cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening. Its Waterlase and Diode systems use disposable laser tips of differing sizes and shapes depending on the procedures being performed.

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